|More than 900 pupils at elementary schools in a central Japanese city have fallen ill in a suspected outbreak of mass food poisoning, officials said on Thursday.
The students started vomiting and have cases of diarrhoea all diring the first day of outbreak.
The number of pupils hit reacher 905 by late Thursday at 14 elementary schools in Hamamatsu.
Hamamatsu is a little seaside city 200 kilometres (125 miles) southwest of Tokyo.
The board of Education told journalists that about 40 teachers and staff at these schools also showed symptoms of food poisoning, but any causal relation with the symptoms have yet to be confirmed.
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